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Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology

1st Edition

By Mel I. Mendelson

CRC Press

611 pages | 439 Color Illus. | 439 B/W Illus.

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Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology is a primer on micro/nanotechnology that teaches the vocabulary, fundamental concepts, and applications of micro/nanotechnology in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, electronics, computers, biomedicine, microscopy, ethics, and risks to humankind. It provides an introduction into the small world with a low fog index, emphasizing the concepts using analogies and illustrations to simplify the non-observables.

The chapters have many "thinking exercises" and summaries with references at the end of each chapter. The questions at the end are divided into Bloom’s taxonomy of learning skills and also include team exercises and methods to assess learning. There are many calculations using dimensional analysis according to first principles, but the math is purposely kept at a low level and is used as a means of understanding the concepts. The appendices provide a math review and a glossary of terms.

Carefully designed as an easy-to-read textbook and a practical reference, this book emphasizes learning micro/nanotechnology vocabulary, concepts, and applications from first principles and from a multi-disciplinary point of view. This makes it suitable for one- and two-semester courses as well as a reference for professionals in the field.

Reviews

"… a great combination of two key disciplines in the coming quarter of this century, biotechnology and nanotechnology. This will be a good guidebook for the academic adventure as well as a bible for the pioneer in the engineering and scientific field."

—Hideyuki Kanematsu, Suzuka National College of Technology

"… provides an excellent, multi-dimensional approach to learning that I have not seen in other nanotechnology textbooks. … I really like the multitude of ways the author has the students think about the material through problems, group activities, thinking exercises, etc."

—Kory Goldammer, Richland College

Table of Contents

Thinking Small and Big

Introduction

Bit of Technology History

Tera-to-Pico Multipliers

Size of Things

What Is "Small Technology?"

Memory Lane in Electronics

Applications

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Biomolecules and Cells

Introduction

Science of Evolution

Powers of "10" Revisited

Building a Human Cell

Biomolecules

Protein Folding

Identifying Biomolecules

Forensic Methods

Genetic Variation: Mutations

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Molecular Chemistry

Introduction

Periodic Table

Some Chemical Definitions

Chemical Bonding

Macromolecules

Polymer Examples

Colloids

Solid Nanomolecules

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Bit of Physics

Introduction

Size Matters

Working toward the Bottom

Definitions at the Bottom

Bottom: Energy Levels and Bonding

Benefits at the Bottom

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Engineering Bits and Bytes

Introduction

Electronics-on-a-Chip

Computer Applications

Control Systems

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Seeing Small Things

Introduction

Human Eye

Some Microscope Definitions

Light Microscopes

Electron Microscopes

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Nanoelectronics

Introduction

Computer Applications

Lithographic Tools

Recent Chip Developments

Emerging Technology

Bottom-Up Technology

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Microelectromechanical Systems

Introduction

Overview

Microsensors

Microactuators

Biochips

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Nanotechnology and Cancer

Introduction

What Is Cancer?

Discovery: L

Detection: I

Delivery: T

Destruction: R

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Risks: Nano or Mega?

Introduction

Bit of Anatomy

Definitions Relating to Risk

Chemical and Physical Factors

Benefits versus Risks

Risk Assessment

Risk Management

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Ethics and Social Relevance

Introduction

Some Ethics Definitions

Ethics Algorithm

Some Ethical Issues

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Self-Assembled Future

Introduction

Definition: Self-Assembled Future

Geometric Proportions

Chemical Assembly

Snow Flake Assembly

Self-Assembled Colloids

Linear-Step Assembly

Spiral-Step Assembly

Amphiphilic Structures

Biomolecular Assembly

Self-Assembled Monolayers

Some Future Predictions

Epilogue

Key Concepts

Questions and Problems

References

Appendix A: Math Review: Multiplying and Dividing Exponents

Appendix B: Math Review: Dimensional Analysis

Appendix C: Math Review: No. of Ways and Probability

Appendix D: Formulae of Various Geometrical Shapes

Appendix E: Group Learning Guidelines

Appendix F: Glossary of Terms

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical